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Forum topic by knotscott posted 815 days ago 928 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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knotscott

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815 days ago

FYI….For those of you who own a BORK riving knife and blade guard, or who have an interest in one, Bob Ross has made a nice update to the BORK Blade Guard (BBG). He was kind enough to send me the updated piece, so I could add it to my original BBG. If you currently have a BBG, I believe he’ll send you the hinge piece if you ask. For those of you who have no idea what a BORK is, here’s my review of it.

Here’s a video of it in action with the new hinged linkage that he’s added to keep the guard level during cuts (let me know if the link doesn’t work…):
http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b202/bacsibob/?action=view&current=BORK-BBG-Hinge-3-10-12004.mp4

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Cato

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#1 posted 815 days ago

knotscott that looks like a nice upgrade.

Seems like he could add anti-kickback pawls to it.

I watched the video and seems like his offcut is getting sent back to him on the pieces he is cutting.

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Bill White

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#2 posted 815 days ago

Dumb question here.
Will the BORK replace a splitter as is on an older saw w/o a riving knife? My Grizz 0444Z uses the standard splitter/guard.
Bill

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knotscott

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#3 posted 815 days ago

It’ll definitely replace an older style stock splitter if it’ll fit on your saw….there’s a good chance, but Bob could tell you for sure. Dunno if he’s ever experimented with pawls, but he can be contacted through his website, THEBORKSTORE.com

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#4 posted 815 days ago

I’d like to point out that both the off cuts shown in the video are small, short, and light weight. While both were moved toward the front of the saw, neither was lifted by the back of the blade.

Longer stock and wider cuts will result in the off cut staying in place.

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